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Saissac over the centuries

Saissac over the centuries

In this area delimited by the wooded foothills of the Montagne Noire, there was once a medieval castle, the oldest of them, one of the largest as well: the Château de Saissac - named after one of its famous owners, Bertran de Saissac (1140 - 1202), the protector of the troubadours and of the « perfect » Cathars.

The castle of Saissac

Eleven centuries after its completion, this area which subtly blends the mineral with the plant and which offers a magnificent view of the Pyrenees chain appears to have undergone a complete metamorphosis.

Once perfectly integrated into its environment, this area has, over time, evolved into a totally independent island, offsetting its fossil emissions through the design and the installation of verdant surfaces. Thus, the three square towers that make up the original monument have given way to hundreds of more or less imposing buildings: buildings blackened by coal since the industrial era coexist with modern, greener towers. In addition, the air currents generated by this vertical architecture carry fine particles, covering the sky with an opaque white veil. Finally, the contours of this modern, « high-tech » castrum now form the only visible relief accessible to its residents.

Eleven centuries after its completion, this green bower has undergone a complete metamorphosis, adapting to the constraints of its time and constraining its environment as much as possible.

Transformation of the castle of Saissac

Information relating to this photography and to the associated photographism:

  • Photographic conditions : Sigma DP0 Quattro - F/4.5 - 1/200 sec - ISO 100
  • Development tool of the photograph : SIGMA Photo Pro 6.6.1
  • Design tool of the photographism : KRITA 4.2.7.1 + G'MIC
  • Optimization of the display : 180 px/in + MozJPEG

Keywords : metamorphosis of the castle of Saissac, Aude, France, environment, photography and photographism

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The castle of Saissac

PostCard


Format : 10 cm x 21 cm

GTIN : 3701147000102

Price per unit : 2,50 euros

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Print-on-demand


The partnership established with the company Fine Art America, one of the world leaders in printing technology for works of art on various surfaces (walls, clothes, decorative objects, etc.), allows the Culture Diff' company to offer you a Museum Quality printing of this photograph.

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Art Prints

Associated PhotoGraphism


This photograph gave rise to the creation of a work of art entitled « Castrum moderne » which is part of the « Color Escape » collection of the gallery dedicated to PhotoGraphism.

The partnership established with the company Fine Art America, one of the world leaders in printing technology for works of art on various surfaces (walls, clothes, decorative objects, etc.), allows to offer you a Museum Quality printing of this photographism.

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Château en ruines

Associated PhotoGraphism


This photograph gave rise to the creation of a work of art entitled « Château en ruines » which is part of the « Contours » collection of the gallery dedicated to PhotoGraphism.

This PhotoGraphism will soon be available for printing at our partner Fine Art America.

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Exhibition Catalogue


This 50-page booklet entitled « PhotoGraphisme : un nouveau langage artistique », designed for the purposes of the exhibition « PhotoGraphisme : Regards croisés », brings together all 24 works of art on display as well as the photographs from which they were conceived, one facing the other. Price : 45 euros

Size: 21 cm x 29,7 cm - Cover: Satin coated paper 350g - Glued square back - Sheets: satin coated paper 150g - Printing: Quadrichromy - GTIN : 3701147001246 - Price : 45 euros - Delivery time : 7 days - Delivery costs : 10 euros

Photographism
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